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Windows 7: Massive Heat

31 Oct 2010   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That's very vague, as rice goes from short grain to long grain. I always recommend a thin, even layer, avoiding all trapped air possible. That temperature is way too high, as on Intel's website, the max of the CPU case max temp is 67.9 C, and the core max temp is 72.9C.


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31 Oct 2010   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The CPU cooler is possibly full of dust.

There is too much paste between cooler and CPU. You barely need to see as thin as film as possible on one surface. I prefer doing the CPU. That is what needs a full layer. A single drop closer to the size of a BB than a green pea.

Fan is dying.
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01 Nov 2010   #13
Wiredsoul

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh, man that is definitely a problem, as when I was applying the thermal paste I placed alot on the cpu im talking full cover on the cpu surface. Is that cause for immediate action should I just shut down the pc till I get a better cooler? Right now my CPUtin is at 39 C degrees.
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01 Nov 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You can take the CPU cooler off and redo the thermal compound.

Use kleenex or soft cloth to wipe off all old compound. Kleenex wipe off and toss when it gets 30-40% gray.
Very gentle on the CPU.
Might take 4 or 5 kleenex to do CPU.
I prefer kleenex over paper towels they are softer.
I never use alcohol. Yet if bad enough dampen the kleenex first then rub as in video.
Use a VERY small amount of alcohol as you go if needed.

Leave the CPU on the mobo to do this. Why take a chance bending the pins removing and replacing on mobo.

My speakers aren't hooked up so pay attention to video not audio.
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01 Nov 2010   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

This is the best video I found for application. Jerky but the end result shot is a nice thin layer.
As you can see it takes a tiny amount to go a long way.
If you get done and it looks like too much wipe off a dab with a dry kleenex and respread what is left on CPU.
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01 Nov 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Decent video, not bad. I actually prefer for my electronics work, since cotton balls are the accepted standard, to use cotton squares, available anywhere that sells makeup and whatnot. They are made for removing nail polish, so they are resilient, but soft and comfy like a cotton ball.
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01 Nov 2010   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

LS

Main thing no paper towels. LOL

Best I could find on You Tube.
Seemed like a video might help the most.
I watched about 20 to get these two.

Mike
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01 Nov 2010   #18
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Usually does. I used to create videos for people all the time, but my camera is dead, and I haven't bothered to replace it lol.

But yes, no paper towels.
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01 Nov 2010   #19
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not a bad video. I myself prefer the spread method where you put a pea sized dab in the middle of the CPU and let the heatsink spread the paste.

I've actually tried various methods and found they all pretty much give the same results as long as you don't apply too much paste.

The other issue is to make sure the heatsink is properly installed. If you use those stock heatsinks with those plastic clips, make sure they're fully seated or they'll come lose!
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01 Nov 2010   #20
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Large pea or small.
Even a petit pois pea is too much compound. Smaller than a pea but bigger than a BB.
Mike
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